About Poul Thorup

Partner, Poul Thorup, is doing counselling within the field of company law only. He has had a lawyer’s practice in Aalborg since 1978. Before that, he practiced as a land surveyor from 1971 to 1978, in which period he spent four years with the National Land Survey of Denmark. Through his combination of competences, Poul Thorup is highly qualified within the fields of real estate partitioning and within the complexities of planning legislation and expropriation. For years, he has been the appointed lawyer for the County of Northern Jutland and the County of Aarhus in legal cases involving expropriation.

Poul Thorup’s primary field of work is the counselling of small and medium sized companies within the areas of commercial law i.e. construction law, procurement law and especially company law. Being highly experienced in banking law, Poul Thorup has also been counselling a number of financial institutions.

Poul Thorup invests a major part of his professional life in board work as he is a board member of or the board chairman of a number of small and medium sized companies. This involves counselling in matters under company law such as mergers, collaboration contracts, shareholder agreements, and business transfers. Board work has given Poul Thorup insight into many kinds of business and industry types.

Poul Thorup is also very experienced in court proceedings - and arbitration proceedings - as he is an appointed judge at the Danish Arbitration Institute. This combination gives Poul Thorup unique opportunities to assess legal disputes from different angles, enabling him to structure his proceedings in an optimum way.  

Highlighted fields of expertise:

Advice on legislation in relation to company law

  • Board work
  • Construction law
  • Partitioning and expropriation of real estate
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Procurement law




Qualified Land surveyor, 1971
Master of law, University of Copenhagen, 1978
Qualified lawyer, 1981
Right to appear before the Danish Supreme Court, 1986 

Honorary positions

Member of the General Council of the Danish Bar and Law Society 1989-1993 – deputy chairman, 1991-1993.
Deputy chairman of the Client Account Committee of the General Council of the Danish Bar and Law Society, 1993-1999.
Member of the Nykredit Committee of Representatives, 1989-
Member of the board of the Danish Society for Construction law.
Member of the board of Aalborg Airport and a number of small and medium-sized companies.

Poul Thorup
Lawyer, Partner
+45 96 30 42 39
+45 40 20 77 50